Shop at Myeongdong Shopping District

Seoul Travel Guides / September 24, 2016
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What
Myeongdong is one of the main shopping districts in Seoul. This shopper drawer cares for every need of visitors. People are pleased with its beautiful mix of shopping providers, from department stores, modern malls, international retailers, factory outlets to small street boutiques.

The shopping district features trendy clothes, accessories, shoes, bags, and beauty products.

Among a wide variety of merchandise on offer, Korean cosmetics are the most sought after stuff. All time favorites and new creations are available at its thousands of cosmetic shops and skincare stores. Popular brands like The Face Shop, Missha, Nature Republic and Skin Food all join the show there.

Why
Myeongdong is a one-stop venue for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Mingle with the youthful crowd and absorb the energetic vibe of Seoul through its elegant fashion, delicious food and amusing music.

Myeongdong is the place to go for Korean beauty products, which are the same brands used by Korean stars. Locals would advise you to buy Korean cosmetics only at Myeongdong. The shops are generous with samples and they will give you more if you buy from them.

Non-residents who spend more than 30,000 won ($27.22) at eligible shops (shops displaying Tax-Free logos) can claim a tax refund for their purchases. This rule applies to the whole Korea.

Top things to do in Myeongdong
Of course, shopping is the main activity in Myeongdong. Splurge at designer shops like Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Ralph Lauren, and Lacoste. Explore department stores such as Lotte, Shinsegae and Noon Square. Collect cosmetic samples at Korean beauty and skincare shops that line the two main streets of Myeongdong.

Gorge on street food! In Seoul, the best street food can be found in Myeongdong. Try out local fare like dried squid, fish cakes, and tteokbokki.

If you go in spring or autumn, you might chance upon the Myeongdong Festival. Get crazy in the flurry of activities with parades, music and dance performances.

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